Our Priorities


Stewarding Public Lands: Our Conservation and Access Priorities

As the largest organized recreational user group on public lands in the region, The Mountaineers offers an informed, boots-on-the-ground perspective into land management policies and practices. Our members recreate volunteer, study and teach on a patchwork of lands managed by state, federal and local agencies. As citizens of the public lands system, we are not only qualified, but obligated to be involved in the management and protection of our public lands for future generations. The Mountaineers engages in stewardship, education and advocacy efforts to further the following priorities:

Environmental Literacy

Protect the Wild Backcountry

Responsible Recreational Access

Low Impact Recreation

Our Positions

Our Stewardship Programs

Currents Blog

Protect the Outdoors/Get Involved

The Mountaineers offers opportunities to participate in public land stewardship, environmental education, and policy work across our branches. Contact Katherine Hollis, Conservation and Responsible Recreation Manager, to find out how to get involved!